- Historic Sites
Besides being the resting place to the only Confederate States President, it is also the resting place of 25 Confederate generals, the most of any cemetery in the country, including George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. In 1869, a 90 foot granite pyramid was built as a memorial to the more than 18,000 enlisted men of the Confederate Army who are buried in the cemetery. Visitors are intrigued by the many legends surrounding certain tombs grave sites in the cemetery.